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William Saroyan Elementary (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (559) 276-3131

5650 W. Escalon Ave.

Fresno, California


About William Saroyan Elementary
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

William Saroyan Elementary is one of 22 schools found in the Central Unified district of California.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 709 students - compared to other schools in California, this is a relatively average sized school.

The number of teachers at William Saroyan Elementary has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

At William Saroyan Elementary, the average teaching salary of $78,228 is higher than the California state average of $77,759.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
William Saroyan Elementary 709$6,80028$78,2280.59
River Bluff Elementary (0.83 miles) 927$5,54232$68,4420.68
Rio Vista Middle (0.94 miles) 818$6,44324$74,2900.68
Norman Liddell Elementary (1.32 miles) 698$6,65429$78,8660.72
Herndon-Barstow Elementary (1.4 miles) 624$6,88028$71,2450.59
Figarden Elementary (1.63 miles) 657$9,65225$75,2360.64

William Saroyan Elementary

Number of pupils709
Funding per pupil$6,800
Pupils per teacher28
Average teacher salary$78,228
Diversity index0.59

River Bluff Elementary (0.83 miles)

Number of pupils927
Funding per pupil$5,542
Pupils per teacher32
Average teacher salary$68,442
Diversity index0.68

Rio Vista Middle (0.94 miles)

Number of pupils818
Funding per pupil$6,443
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$74,290
Diversity index0.68

Norman Liddell Elementary (1.32 miles)

Number of pupils698
Funding per pupil$6,654
Pupils per teacher29
Average teacher salary$78,866
Diversity index0.72

Herndon-Barstow Elementary (1.4 miles)

Number of pupils624
Funding per pupil$6,880
Pupils per teacher28
Average teacher salary$71,245
Diversity index0.59

Figarden Elementary (1.63 miles)

Number of pupils657
Funding per pupil$9,652
Pupils per teacher25
Average teacher salary$75,236
Diversity index0.64
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
2839thlargest school
3899thhighest number of FTE teachers
9792ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
4342ndhighest average teaching salary
5495thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
4586thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
3153rdhighest diversity index
6465thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 4 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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